a terrible blight on our fine country
With one long month until football season, I have to say I am grateful for the new video game Rocket League. It is so much fun and such a huge time suck that will make August fly by. For those not familiar, it's a car racing / soccer hybrid. It's currently available as a free PS Plus download for PS4.
Any other Rocket League players here?
(This is my first MGoBoard thread post, so apologies if I've done something wrong. I tried a search for recent video game threads, but apparently MGoSearch is down.)
Can't provide a link but just heard tha news. Good riddance
Way busy this week, way busy. Glad to be home now and about to start on an adult beverage or two. It occured to me also that summer time is the time when most people start to get their first 'real' job and that as you look back, some of those jobs you've had were dandies.
So I ask you, what was the worst job you ever had, and what are you drinking tonight to get over it? And while you're at it, share fun stuff about your weekend plans.
So this is kinda old news and mostly deals with NBA stuff, but I have been thinking about this for a few weeks now and I wanted to see if any MGobloggers have any insights on this topic.
Basically the Mark Cuban Foundation has funded a study at UofM to test if Human Growth Hormone can help repair the knee muscles that atrophy after ACL surgery. Weakness in these muscles elevates the chances for re-injury amongst athletes. You can link to the article here.
First of all, I think it is kinda cool that Shark Cuban is working with Michigan. It also sounds like this is one of the few health/medicine related donations he has made (he funded a study on a form of childhood cancer a few years back). No $ figures released, but based on the cost of randomized controlled trials and the fact that his foundation usually donates something on the order of $100,000 each year, I am guessing this is his big charitable project for 2015.
According to clinicaltrials.gov, the application for the trial was submitted on April 9, about a week after Chandler parsons had arthroscopic surgery on his knee for a cartilage injury (less invasive, so atrophy is not quite as much of a concern). But at the same time, we all know how the Great Rondo Experiment of 2015 played out for Dallas; and as a Celtics fan I can affirm that Rondo never looked the same after his ACL surgery. Anyhow, this makes me wonder if the 2 injuries somehow inspired Cuban to make this donation.
I am glad Cuban is looking out for his players' long-term health, even if it also helps his bottom line. And kudos to him for working with the Leaders and Best (of sports medicine).